Falaise: The Flawed Victory
The Destruction of Panzergruppe West, August 1944
Imprint: Pen and Sword Military
256 Pages, 6 x 9 in, 38 black and white photographs
- June 2018
- In Stock
- September 2008
- Out of print. Available in digital formats at the links below.
He takes a broad view of the sequence of operations that culminated in the battle at Falaise, tracing the course of the campaign mainly from the panzers’ viewpoint. For two bloody months the panzers held the Allies at bay following the D-Day landings, but then they were blocked in at Falaise and the area became a killing ground. Some liken the event to Hitler's defeat at Stalingrad, while others argue the victory was flawed because so many German troops escaped.